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" What if the sun Be centre to the world ; and other stars, By his attractive virtue and their own Incited, dance about him various rounds... "
La Belle Assemblée - Page 66
1806
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The complete poetical works of John Milton. With life of the author; and dr ...

John Milton - Fall of man - 1870 - 537 pages
...To thee who hast thy dwelling here on earth. God, to remove his ways from human sense, Placed heaven from earth so far, that earthly sight, If it presume,...' Incited, dance about him various rounds ? Their wandering course now high, now low, then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still, In six thou...
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English poems, ed. with life, intr. and selected notes by R.C. Browne, Volume 2

John Milton - 1870
...far, that earthly sight, 120 If it presume, might err in things too high, And no advantage gain. Wrhat if the sun Be centre to the world, and other stars...their own Incited, dance about him various rounds? 125 Their wandring course now high, now low, then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still,...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 4

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...To thee who hast thy dwelling here on Earth. God, to remove his ways from human sense, Placed Heaven from Earth so far, that earthly sight, If it presume,...own Incited, dance about him various rounds? Their wandering course, now high, now .low, then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still, In six...
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The Reception of Copernicus’ Heliocentric Theory

International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. Nicolas Copernicus Committee. Symposium, Colloquium Copernicanum. 1973, Toruń, Pologne, International Union of History and Philosophy of Sci - Philosophy - 1972 - 367 pages
...In Book VII, for instance, the angel Raphael puts the question to Adam: What if the sun Be centre of the World, and other stars, By his attractive virtue...their own Incited, dance about him various rounds? [...] and what if, seventh to these The planet Earth, so steadfast though she seem, Insensibly three...
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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 343 pages
...nicely poised use in Paradise lost when Raphael is answering Adam's questions about astral physics: What if the sun Be centre to the world, and other...their own Incited, dance about him various rounds? vm 122 This holds in balance an image of dancing in homage, attracted by virtue, and the suggestion...
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Milton's Kinesthetic Vision in Paradise Lost

Elizabeth Ely Fuller - Poetry - 1983 - 321 pages
...goes on to demonstrate in greater detail this technique of reckoning: . . . What if the sun Be center to the world, and other stars. By his attractive virtue...about him various rounds? Their wand'ring course, now Ligh, now low, then hid. Progressive, retrograde, or standing still. In six thou seest, and what if...
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Remembering and Repeating: Biblical Creation in Paradise Lost

Regina M. Schwartz, Schwartz Regina M. - Literary Criticism - 1988 - 144 pages
...Heaven could not be farther: "Heav'n is for thee too high / To know what passes there" (VIII. 172-73); "so far, that earthly sight, / If it presume, might err in things too high, /And no ad vantage gain" (VIII. 120-22). The same analogy to food that once invited inquiry now stifles it,...
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A Gust for Paradise: Milton's Eden and the Visual Arts

Diane Kelsey McColley - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 305 pages
...partition, and the rest / Ordain'd for uses to his Lord best known." Raphael then switches astronomies. What if the sun Be Centre to the World, and other...their own Incited, dance about him various rounds? (8.122-25) Nor is earth's "Regent of Day" (7.371) necessarily the only one: other Suns perhaps With...
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Remembering and Repeating: On Milton's Theology and Poetics

Regina M. Schwartz - Poetry - 1993 - 144 pages
...Heaven could not be farther: "Heav'n is for thee too high / To know what passes there" (VIII. 172-73); "so far, that earthly sight, / If it presume, might err in things too high, / And no advantage gain' ' (VIII. 120 - 22). The same analogy to food that once invited inquiry now stifles it, "Knowledge is...
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The Spatial Infinite at Greenwich in Works by Christopher Wren, James ...

Ann Stewart Balakier, James J. Balakier - Art - 1995 - 139 pages
...system in response to Adam's peculiarly Renaissance query about the structure of the universe: . . . What if the sun Be Centre to the World, and other...him various rounds? Their wandring course now high, now low, then hid, Progressive, retrograde, or standing still, In six thou seest, and what if sev'nth...
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